the san francisco treat... ding ding...
The Lindbergh Line, San Francisco, California
by Kerne Erickson
matthew's brother and his girlfriend (not matthews girlfriend, patricks girlfriend) live in the san francisco bay area.
they have been there for several years, and we had planned to take the time to go see them in 2010. i got pregnant instead. so...
this year we are going to try our darnedest to make it to california. i have never been. matthew hasn't been since he was just a wee thing. we would love to see patrick and shelby. and the city. and napa. we would love to take a real vacation. we took a real vacation once. on our honeymoon. we drove to san antonio and stayed in 4 star hotel on the river walk. it was lovely. we would like to take another vacation someday before we die. in fact, we would like to take a vacation every year until we die.
the thing is, we are kind of poor. poor people don't take vacations for a reason. there ain't no money, honey. we are thrifty. i think we can make it happen. with all of your help, of course!
we want to experience the bay area at it's fullest. we want to experience the culture and atmosphere of the area. we want to eat good food. we want to do fun things. we also have a baby boy now, who might want to do some kid things. we like the outdoors. we like food (did i mention that already?). we like booze. we want to see napa, and the big trees, and alcatraz. i like art, matthew likes sports, we both like food (did i mention that already?) we want to see lombard st, and the parrots of telegraph hill (well actually just telegraph hill would be enough for me) we want to spend time at fishermans wharf. we ant to see the beach, and of course the golden gate bridge. we want to experience life there. and we want to do it for close to free.
so i need to know... give me all your advice about traveling inexpensively. give me all your advice about traveling with young children.
anyone live in the bay area? anyone visit there? how about napa? anywhere else close by we should go? i want to know what things we should not miss, what things are overrated. i want to know what things we can do for free. i want to know good cheap places to eat, and good cheap places to go.
help matthew and asher and i take a real vacation. help us out and myabe, just maybe, someday soon you will see one of these in your mailbox...